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Totnes Guildhall

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Allan C wrote a review Sep 2020
Ipswich, United Kingdom295 contributions180 helpful votes
The Guildhall was closed as we walked through from a car park to the high street but being used to Eastern Guildhalls it does not seem terribly impressive. Its site seems a little cramped by the church and we may have passed it by without a second look had itnot been for the plaque and the roof. I hope this review is doing the building an injustice and that we were just unlucky.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Kathy F wrote a review Aug 2020
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Difficult to find - just one sign from the main road. Not open even mid morning - no opening hour details or explanation and no external information about the place so very disappointing.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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SFM1959 wrote a review Jul 2019
Colchester, United Kingdom604 contributions90 helpful votes
Popped in here whilst in Totnes recently. Free to enter (donations asked for...) Plenty of history of the town, especially with regard to the shipping off of convicts to Australia! Worth a look if you are into history.
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Date of experience: July 2019
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angelinat202 wrote a review Oct 2018
Totnes, United Kingdom74 contributions39 helpful votes
You can learn just about all you want to about Totnes by just visiting the guildhall. History of the town is well documented with photos and it’s all well laid out and very well managed and maintained. A donation of £1 a visit per person is a very small amount, considering the knowledge you will gain from the visit. A must for all visitors.
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Date of experience: September 2018
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Neil S wrote a review Sep 2018
Wantage, United Kingdom97 contributions122 helpful votes
This gorgeous 16th Century Guildhall is located behind St Mary's Church in the main street. The building, a former Benedictine Monastery became a Guildhall in 1553 It contained a Magistrates Court from 1624 until 1974. At various times it housed the town's prison from where inmates were deported to Australia. Cromwell was known to have visited during the English Civil War. The building also contains a small museum depicting the history of the town. The mayors of Totnes for over 600 years are listed in the former courthouse. The in-house guide (lately from Oxford) was excellent. The Guildhall is normally open from 11am to 3pm, but best to check with the website. The building is still used for some mayoral functions
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Date of experience: September 2018
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